Associate Degree Options

Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS).  The AAGS degree is a 60-hour program that also requires completion of the UALR Core Curriculum.  Some students wish to obtain the degree for professional advancement within a company, while others may use it as a stepping stone to a bachelor’s degree. Regardless, the common thread is that the AAGS degree reinforces academic achievement for those who attain it.

AAGS Requirements

To get started:

  1. Initiate Review.  To initiate your review, complete the online AAGS Request Form or ask your Advisor in SSC 320.
  2. Declare Major.  Declare your major by meeting with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising.
  3. Sign Degree Plan & Complete Survey.  Sign your degree plan (in person or via mail) and complete the online AAGS Survey.
  4. Apply for Graduation.  To conclude the process,  apply for graduation in BOSS by February for the Spring and October for the Fall.  Deadlines are published at

Although most requests take about 5 business days to process, some requests may take longer.  For questions, contact us at

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